My Sighted Guide

In this role you will support a person with sight loss to get out and about in their local community, building self-confidence, increasing social interaction, and promoting independence.


In this role your support will include:


  • Delivering sighted guide assistance, using skills provided in our training, on a regular basis to someone with a visual or vision impairment to help increase their confidence, varying from 3 months to 12+ months
  • Meeting at agreed times / location based on the mutually agreed activity plan
  • Maintaining professional boundaries and adhering to safeguarding procedures
  • Providing regular feedback on partnership progress and highlighting any issues that may arise in the partnership to your key contact

Skills

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the confidence to use them when support is required
  • Be patient and flexible
  • Act in a non-judgemental way, without discrimination
  • Have the physical ability to guide someone with a visual impairment


If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!


Details

  • Age restrictions
    Over 18's
  • DBS check required
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    This role has the equivalent of 2 days of training, which can be flexible around your requirements, and then you’ll be ready to go!
  • Volunteer induction

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 10/06/2022

End Date: 01/08/2023

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Location

Park View House,
Front Street,
Benton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE7 7TZ


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